Live Prawn Production members Ilma Hynson (left) and Emily Charlton (right) taste test produce from Cathy Clarke’s home at Ashby.
Live Prawn Production members Ilma Hynson (left) and Emily Charlton (right) taste test produce from Cathy Clarke’s home at Ashby.

Yamba growers market possible

FARMERS could soon be selling their produce directly to the people of the Lower Clarence on a weekly basis.

Following the success of the Yamba River Markets, event manager Live Prawn Productions (LPP) is considering the viability of a midweek local farmers and growers market in Yamba.

“Ideally, what we would like to establish is a weekly small, village-style marketplace like what is seen and experienced throughout Asia, Europe and up and down the North Coast,” LPP chairperson Debrah Novak said.

“The event would provide an opportunity for growers from within the Clarence Valley to sell their home-made or home-grown produce.”

But before LPP goes down the official road of lodging a DA and complying with Clarence Valley Council’s requirements, Ms Novak said they’d like to gauge public and busi-nesses reaction to staging a weekly market.

Anyone interested in providing feedback from a stallholder, business or community perspective can submit it to Ms Novak by emailing dnovak@yambansw.com.au or phone 6646 1174.

A public meeting on the matter will be held at the Yamba Bowling Club on February 23 at 5pm.



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